• Creator/writer Andrew Davies sets sights on ‘Les Miserables’…sans music.

    Creator/writer Andrew Davies sets sights on ‘Les Miserables’…sans music.

    Creator/writer Andrew Davies will bring Les Miserables, Victor Hugo’s 19th-century novel, to the small screen in 2017. Set against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, the 6-part drama will bring together Davies’ War and Peace team including the Weinstein Company for the forthcoming BBC production. “Les Misérables is a huge, iconic title. Most […]

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  • ‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to PBS this Fall

    ‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to PBS this Fall

    One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald […]

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  • It’s official! ‘Poldark 2’! Sunday, Sept 25! PBS!

    It’s official! ‘Poldark 2’! Sunday, Sept 25! PBS!

    Finally, the news Poldark fans have been waiting for has arrived. Series 2 of the Cornish-set drama, based on the historical novels by Winston Graham, will premiere Sunday, September 25 at 8pET/7pCT with a 2-hour series premiere on PBS as part of the Masterpiece series. Aidan Turner returns as Captain Ross Poldark along with Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza. You […]

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  • Toby Jones heads to 19th century London as ‘The Secret Agent’

    Toby Jones heads to 19th century London as ‘The Secret Agent’

    It’s Monday so it must be time, once again, to give everyone a heads up that more quality drama is headed to the BBC1 schedule this week. In this case, we’re talking the forthcoming Sunday premiere of The Secret Agent, starring Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Captain America, Dad’s Army and the voice of Dobby […]

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  • A Day in the Life of ‘Poldark’ historical advisor, Hannah Greig

    A Day in the Life of ‘Poldark’ historical advisor, Hannah Greig

    With the projected broadcast of the much steamier 2nd series of the 21st century BBC/PBS version of Poldark just around the corner in both the UK and U.S., in an attempt to get us collectively ready for the upcoming second series, we found a little gem of an interview with series historical advisor, Hannah Greig, over at […]

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  • PBS delivers another Masterpiece with ‘Churchill’s Secret’ in September

    PBS delivers another Masterpiece with ‘Churchill’s Secret’ in September

    Admittedly, there will be an entire generation who know Michael Gambon only from the Harry Potter franchise. Others will immediately think back to an absolutely brilliant performance in The Singing Detective. Whichever the case, it’s more must-see-tv from the UK as Gambon takes on the role of Sir Winston Churchill in the new PBS drama, Churchill’s Secret. Gambon joins a long-list of […]

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